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Honey Glazed Peach Tart

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity, Shen Calming

Honey Glazed Peach Tart Crust ( you can use pre-made pie dough from the grocery store) * 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (clears heat) * 3 tablespoons powdered sugar (tonifies Mother of LU) * 1/4 teaspoon salt * 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (moistens dryness) * 3 1/2 tablespoons (about) ice water Filling * 1/4 cup sugar * 3 tablespoons all purpose flour (clears heat) * 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel (regulates qi) * 6 ripe medium peaches, peeled, halved, pitted, cut into […]

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Walnut Sesame Clusters

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity

Walnut Sesame Clusters Ingredients: 2 C walnuts 2 Tbsp black sesame seeds 1-2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil honey Instructions: Toast walnuts and black sesame seeds in a saute pan with the sesame oil until the seeds stick to the nuts. Stir and flip nuts occasionally to prevent burning. Remove from heat. Pour honey over nuts and seeds. Spoon clumps onto wax paper to cool. Makes enough clusters to cover one dinner plate. TCM analysis: walnuts: sweet, warm; LU, LI, KD; tonifies KD and LU, lubricates LI, nourishes jing/marrow black sesame […]

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Applesauce with Pears and Peaches

Categories: Dryness Invading the Lungs, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity, Shen Calming

Applesauce with pears & peaches Yields: 8 servings 2 lbs of apples, peeled, cored and chopped ½ lb of pears, peeled, pitted, and chopped ½ lb of peaches, peeled, cored and chopped 3 cups of water 1 cup of white sugar 1 tbsp lemon juice 1. Place all the fruit in a large saucepan and just barely cover with water. Simmer over medium-low heat until fruit is tender, 15-20 minutes. 2. Run cooked fruit through a food mill or blender. Stir in sugar and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat […]

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Zhi Ma Hu (Black Sesame Soup)

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity

Zhi Ma Hu (Black Sesame Soup) China Treatment Principle: foster LV and KI yin Serves 4 Ingredients 8 tsp long-grain white rice ¾ cup black sesame seeds 5 cups water ¾ cup sugar Soak the rice for an hour, then drain but do not discard the water.  Clean the sesame seeds by hand and discard any grains of sand.  Then wash, drain and dry them.  Roast the sesame seeds in a dry wok for 5-10 minutes.  In a food processor, grind the roasted sesame seeds and rice with some of […]

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Daikon no Namasu (Carrot and Daikon Salad)

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Lung Phlegm Heat, Spleen Damp

Daikon no Namasu (Carrot and Daikon Salad) Japan The color combination of white daikon and red carrot is regarded as a symbol of happiness. Serves four Ingredients 8 inch daikon 2 carrots 1 tsp salt 3 tbsp caster (superfine) sugar 4 ½ tbsp rice vinegar 1 tbsp white sesame seeds Cut the daikon into three pieces, and then thickly peel the skin. Peel the carrots and cut them into 2 inch pieces. Slice both vegetables very thinly lengthwise then across to make very thin matchsticks. Place the daikon and carrot […]

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Gomashio

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity

Gomashio (Black Sesame Seeds and Salt) Japan Mix a 2:1 portion of dry roasted black sesame seeds and sea salt. Sprinkle on top of a bowl of rice as a condiment. Black Sesame: sweet neutral KI LV LI Actions: tonifies the LV and KI; augments the yin and blood; lubricates the Intestines. Indications: yin deficiency of the LV and KI; headaches, dizziness, and numbness due to blood or yin deficiency; for constipation due to dry Intestines or blood deficiency. Salt: salty neutral KI Actions: moistens dryness, softens hardness, benefits digestion, […]

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Chocolate Coconut Pot de Creme

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Shen Calming

Chocolate Coconut Pot de Creme 6 oz fine-quality bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped (Bitter,Tonifies KD) 1 1/3 cups Chocolate Almond Milk 2/3 cup Coconut Cream (Tonifies Yin) 7 large egg yolks (Tonifies Yin & Blood) 1 tablespoon sugar (Tonifies SP, Earth) Preheat oven to 300°F.  Put chocolate in a heatproof bowl.  Bring coconut cream, almond milk , and a pinch of salt just to a boil in a small heavy saucepan, then pour over chocolate, whisking until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Whisk together yolks, sugar, and a pinch […]

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Fruit Smoothie

Categories: Heart and Small Intestine Fire, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity

Fruit Smoothie 1 Banana (clears heat, cools blood) 1 cup raspberries (Nourishes LV blood) 1/2 cup Grape Juice (tonifies Qi and Blood) 1/4 cup pureed aduki bean (Relieves toxins) 5 large ice cubes Puree all ingredients in blender and drink Serves 2

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Black Bean and Tomato Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Black Bean and Tomato Stuffed Sweet Potatoes 4 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed 1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained (or 1-1/2 cups cooked black beans) 1 15-oz.can diced tomatoes with green chilies, (or a can of tomatoes plus 3 tablespoons of diced green chilies from a can, or 1-2 finely chopped fresh jalapenos) 1/2 cup sliced green onions, white and green parts 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or cilantro (opt.) 1/4 teaspoon salt (if needed) fresh ground pepper, lots 1 small […]

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Asian Pear Tapioca Dessert

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Wind Heat Invading Lungs

Asian Pear Tapioca Dessert (kids will like this) Lung Yin Xu Function: nourish the Lung yin, stop coughing blood, or dry cough Ingredients:  2 asian pears, 1/2 cup tapioca, a little sugar and some water Function of herbs Chinese pear: sweet, cold; LU, LI, ST.  Clear heat, nourish fluids, decrease thirst, moisten lung, dissolve phlegm. Tapioca: strengthen SP, harmonize MJ How to cook: 1. soak tapioca for 15 minutes 2. Shred one pear.  Chop one pear. 3. In another pot, boil water.   Then, add sugar and tapioca.  Cook over medium flame […]

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